About Pets of Pima Parade

Pets of Pima Parade (POPP) is a celebration of the love between pets and humans, inviting community members from across Tucson and Pima County to show-off their cherished companions. People are invited to participate with their pets of all shapes, sizes, and species.

  • Canines and their people will walk in the Raising Cane's Procesión de los Perros.
  • Felines and their humans are welcome to walk or ride in the TEP Cat Convoy.
  • All other pet types including, pigs, goats, reptiles, birds, and pocket pets will be featured in the Casino Del Sol Pet Pride portion of the parade.
Plus, bands, classic cars, costumed characters, entertainers, fire trucks, the 4 Legs on 4th Festival, AND so much more!
When:     Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. Parade starts at 8:30 a.m. 
Where:    Tucson's Historic 4th Avenue
Why:        Support pets and people served by Pima Animal Care Center!
Why #2:  YOU LOVE ANIMALS!! ❤️🐾
Why #3:  Have Fun!

Remember, your registration covers your whole entire household, pets and all.


Starts at:  April 23, 2022 10:30 AM
Ends at:  May 31, 2022 2:00 AM


Historic Fourth Avenue
Tucson,AZ USA



Raffle Ticket Winners!

Congratulations to all our Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade Raffle Winners! All prizes have been claimed. Be sure to buy raffle tickets in next year's Parade!

Quote from our Grand Marshal, KOLD News 13 Chief Meteorologist, Erin Christiansen

"I'm honored to be the human Grand Marshal of the first Pets of Pima Parade! A parade showcasing pets of all kinds is such a festive way to support shelter animals. This event is going to take off, growing year after year. My PACC pup Roxy and I are thrilled to be part of the very first Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade." --Erin Christiansen

Quote from our 4-Legged Grand Marshal, Call of Duty Rex, and his owner, Erin!

"Erin: We are very excited and honored to participate as a Grand Marshal for the upcoming Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade! We can’t wait to see everyone and their furry companions! PACC is near and dear to our hearts, as they are where we rescued Rex and our other dog, Hank. ​

Rex: Woof! Woof!"

"...Rex has now appeared on magazine covers, created content for Call of Duty, Modern Warfare, and Black Rifle Coffee. Most recently, Rex has starred alongside Chris Pratt in an upcoming TV series. Erin and Rex are dedicated to making the world a better place for working dogs through Rex’s social media platforms." -- honestpets.co

Why Participate?

Because you love animals and know that pets make our lives more fun, more meaningful, and more loving. POPP is an opportunity to celebrate the animals who enrich your lives, while generating support for pets who need people to love.

Plus, who doesn’t love a parade?!? Live entertainment, games, cool cars, and thousands of adorable animals of all shapes and sizes. What could be more fun than partying with your pooch, carousing with your cat, or raging with your reptile?

Pets = Love. Parade = Love. So, we ask: Why not participate and be among the first to experience Tucson's newest tradition!

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Pets give us their unconditional love. However, not all pets have someone to love. And some pet owners need occasional help to keep their companion animal healthy and happy. Pima Animal Care Center exists to help these pets and people. Annually, PACC helps over 15,000 pets find new furever families and has the best live outcome percentage of any large public shelter in the nation. Additionally, PACC assists people who need help for their pets, preserving 1000’s of families and saving these animals from the shelter experience. Your participation in POPP celebrates the pet(s) in your life and supports the pets in all our lives.

Costume Contest!!!

Be the Pride of the Parade!

Friends of Pima Animal Care Center and Tucson.com are looking for one pet and person to be named the PRIDE of the Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade. Could it be you?!? Click here to to enter!

Enter a photo of you and your pet, dressed up and ready to parade. Tucson.com readers will vote to determine the top 10 finalists, who will then participate as our guests in the April 23 Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade. The winner will be crowned Pride of the Parade immediately following the event. The winning couple will be showered with incredible prizes and acclaim!

Rules. One entry per pet, although one person can enter multiple pets. Submit a photo along with the first name of the person and pet by April 9. Voting starts April 10 and ends April 18. One vote per device per day. Finalists will be notified on April 20 and must attend April 23 Parade to win.

HBO Max Pipes n' Paws Car Show

Part of the 4 Legs on 4th Festival immediately following the Parade, this car show will feature iconic vehicles from the Parade and an array of classic and customized cars from all across Pima County.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, 10:00am-1:00pm.
Pre-registration 8:00am -10:00am
Car show entry fee: $25.00 Car show entry fee is to display your vehicle in the show. Admission is free (Entry fee includes dash plaque) Trophies*** raffle prizes***50/50 drawing. Dj music provided by DJ Gilly Productions. Proceeds benefit Friends of PACC. Trophies and dash plaques sponsored by: Advance Auto Parts.

For additional information, please contact Gilbert Ybarra at (520) 419-0558.

Thanks To Our Generous Sponsors